Thursday, June 28, 2012

28/06/12 Reducing Our Carbon Footprint

The GVI Seychelles Curieuse Island Expedition base has begun to reduce its carbon footprint with the introduction of solar power and a new water catchment system.

With each litre of petrol burned producing 2.4kg of carbon dioxide the move away from using a generator to a solar powered system will enable us to significantly reduce our Co2 output.

In addition to the solar system, staff on the Curieuse base have updated the guttering on the buildings and installed a rainwater harvesting system. On an island with an extremely limited amount of fresh water this new system will enable us to catch rainwater for washing dive equipment and for watering an organic garden.

Stay tuned for further green initiatives over the coming months.